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Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Yes: During the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis, factors are released into the bloodstream that depress the function of many organs in the body, including the lungs. In extreme cases, ARDS may develop. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

ARDS, now know as acute respiratory distress syndrome, is an acute inflammatory respiratory illness resulting from lung injury that usually leads to respiratory failure and need for intubation/mechanical ventilation. It can be caused by an initial insult directly (as in a pneumonia) or indirectly ...Read more


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Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Complex reasons: ARDS is a condition where the lining of the air sacs in the lung become leaky and allow fluid to flow into the air sacs and making it difficult for the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The cause can be direct injury such as a pneumonia or inhaling a substance that damages the lung or, as is the likely case with you family member, that there is whole body inflammation (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

Depends: On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity. There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes ...Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%. ...Read more

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What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such that the lungs and subsequent kidneys fail, necessitating mechanical ventilation and dialysis. Attention to fluid balance, nutrition and possible infection improve the odds of survival. ...Read more

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Could alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis show up years after having stopped drinking?

Could alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis show up years after having stopped drinking?

If your alcohol: ..intake caused several bouts of acute pancreatitis, then yes the resulting damage may have progressed to chronic pancreatitis perhaps associated with diabetes, maldigestion, and recurrent pain. ...Read more

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My mom is in induced coma with ARDS should she not make it could they pull her out of the coma to say good bye?

My mom is in induced coma with ARDS should she not make it could they pull her out of the coma to say good bye?

Speak with Doctor: Unfortunately giving an answer long-distance is rather difficult in such a case. The best (and in my opinion the only) person who can answer that question is her primary doctor or anesthesiologist. I think it really depends on the severity of her situation as to what the risk of complication might be in bringing her out and then trying to re-induce. All the best to you all in this difficult time. ...Read more

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Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Done deal?: I really do not understand the question. There are several causes of pancreatitis. Yes, ERCP is one of them. The other causes are of course gallstones, alcohol use, some medications, elevated calcium, hypertriglycerides and a slew of others. ...Read more

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My mom is in hospital icu with pneumonia and developed ARDS she as at 90% oxygen and been in induced acoma for 8 days what are her chances of sur?

Case by case: Large studies suggest that overall mortality from ARDS has decreased over the years to just under 30%. But these are just statistics and every patient is different. In general the healthier they were before ards, and the least number of organs other than lungs involved (kidney, heart, blood pressure...) the better the outcome. Hang in there! ...Read more

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If your prior chemical induced pancreatitis with no stone was so severe, can ducts be damaged enough to start to leak digestive fluid in abdomen?

If your prior chemical induced pancreatitis with no stone was so severe, can ducts be damaged enough to start to leak digestive fluid in abdomen?

It's possible, but…: It is possible to get pancreatic secretions into the abdomen, resulting in what is called pancreatic ascites, but it is a very rare manifestation of acute or chronic pancreatitis. This can be diagnosed by analyzing a small sample of fluid from the abdomen, if ascites is present. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

No, I have: Never heard of a patient whose colonic diverticultis caused pancreatitis. In a rare cases, duodenal diverticula can cause pancreatitis, but this is really rare. ...Read more

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Could an ARDS patient get ARDS again?

Yes: ARDS usually occurs as part of the severe inflammation in sepsis. People can recover and at that time have impaired immune system. If there is another sepsis, they can go back to ards. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder no appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Not unless you continue to form gall stones which get stuck in the duct to the pancreas, high triglycerides are much more common cause. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute pancreatitis be life threatening?

Potentially yes: Acute pancreatitis can be severe, and can cause other organs to fail and lead to death. Most of the time, pancreatitis is mild to moderate and the pancreas recovers. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis 3 times in the past year. Various tests done and all normal. What could it be?

Been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis 3 times in the past year. Various tests done and all normal. What could it be?

Referral: Surely your treating doctor discussed the possible causes, treatment, complications and outcomes. Acute pancreatitis in young people is either related to excessive alcohol binges or metabolic causes such as lipid or familial tendencies. Please request referral to Medical or Surgical Gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What happened to me that could have caused pancreatitis?

Many things: Commonly gallstones or alcohol use can cause it. Also high cholesterol, some medicines or even bites from some arachnids (spiders and scorpions). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is chronic pancreatitis?

Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve. This inflammation can cause damage to the pancreas causing it to not work properly. People with chronic pancreatitis can have chronic abdominal pain and should eat a diet low in fat. They should also consider taking pancreatic enzyme supplements (if recommended by a physician). ...Read more

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Could one have pancreatitis with only feeling sporadic, moderate left-sided pain when eating or distended? Most of the time no pain is present.

Unlikely.: The pain of pancreatitis is usually central upper belly and quite severe. It does not come and go, and is often accompanied by significant nausea and vomiting. What you describe does not sound pancreas related. Please see a primary doctor for evaluation, which may include blood tests, a thorough physics exam, and possibly imaging (ultrasound or CT) to pinpoint the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Could severe pancreatitis be mistaken for seizure or cause one?

Could severe pancreatitis be mistaken for seizure or cause one?

Not mistaken contrib: Pancreatitis should not be mistaken for seizures due to the clinical presentation (i.e. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.) however, pancreatitis can lead to severe electrolyte imbalance which can cause a seizure. Also, Depakote and Lamictal used to treat seizures can cause pancreatitis. Also, patients on a ketogenic diet for seizures can develop high triglycerides which can cause pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Definition)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome. A life threatening disease that needs ...Read more